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dc.contributor.authorPISTOCCHI Albertoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBOURAOUI Faycalen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBITTELLI M.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-25T15:37:48Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-02en_GB
dc.date.available2010-02-25T15:37:48Z-
dc.date.created2009-01-30en_GB
dc.date.issued2008en_GB
dc.date.submitted2008-09-02en_GB
dc.identifier.citationWATER RESOURCES RESEARCH vol. 44 p. W12440-1 W12440-21en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0043-1397en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC47467-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we propose simple equations for the different components of the topsoil water budget (runoff, infiltration, evapotranspiration, and soil moisture). These equations are derived by interpretation of the trends of average monthly soil moisture, and monthly aggregated infiltration, runoff and evapotranspiration obtained from the output of a daily hydrologic model of topsoil simulating representative climate and soil conditions across Europe. The equations we propose imply calculations of the same level of complexity as Thornthwaite┬┐s method, while retaining consistency with the daily step model and capturing the non-linearities of some processes. Therefore they can be proposed as a screening level tool for the analysis of soil water budget in practical applications. The method only requires input on monthly precipitation, potential evapotranspiration (PET), and basic soil properties related to physically meaningful quantities. The proposed method provides results at monthly steps, which are fairly consistent with other, computationally more demanding models.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.H.5-Rural, water and ecosystem resourcesen_GB
dc.format.mediumOnlineen_GB
dc.languageENGen_GB
dc.publisherAMER GEOPHYSICAL UNIONen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJRC47467en_GB
dc.titleA Simplified Parameterization of the Monthly Topsoil Water Budgeten_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2007WR006603en_GB
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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